Formation of parliamentary ties between China and St. Petersburg
The legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg began to pay attention to its international activities to establishing contacts with cities and regions of the People's Republic of China from the very beginning of its activity. This was largely facilitated by the twinning ties that existed between the city on the Neva and China since the days of the Soviet Union. Through the efforts of the St. Petersburg deputies, relations with representatives of the authorities, including the parliamentary structures of China, as well as Chinese business, began to be built on a qualitatively new basis - based on the mutual economic interest of the parties. At the same time, the traditions of previous relations have also been preserved: sincere good relations between the two peoples and respect for the long-standing common history linking the two states. The article was prepared on the basis of extensive Russian and Chinese sources, including materials and documents of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg.